Proven Track Record
The fund management has an outstanding track record investing in the domain industry. For the past years, the fund has invested in undervalued and fast-growing domain markets in Europe, India and China. DDF currently has a net asset value of 3.3m USD and holds 1,540 high value domain names such as Audit.com, Exhibitions.com, Swords.com, PR.uk or a portfolio of country.net names (such as Belgium.net or Spain.net). DDF has already realized chart leading sales, for example cars.net for $170,000.
Crypto Currencies are a unique asset class. With high risk, high barriers to entry, they have shown extraordinary returns over the past ten years. An investment of $100 in Bitcoins in 2010 is today worth over $70m.
The fund invests directly into established crypto currencies with at least 100m USD market cap that are listed on at least three exchanges.
Investing in Domains
Domains are Internet Real Estate
Over 320 million domain names are registered today but only a tiny amount of those domains are premium. High-value domains are generally short, descriptive and easy to remember. They are traded on the after market at premium prices.
Investing Requires Expertise
Buying and trading domains requires a range of analytical skills, tools and research into various fields such as economics, technological development, semantics, etc. It also requires a deep understanding of the mechanics of the market for domains and keywords and of the forces that drive the market on a daily and long-term basis.
DDF Holds Valuable Portfolio
DDF holds 1,540 high value domain names such as Audit.com, Exhibitions.com, Swords.com, PR.uk or a portfolio of country.net names (such as Belgium.net or Spain). DDF has already realized chart leading sales, for example cars.net for $170,000.
- Premium .Com 40%
- Traffic Portfolio 20%
- Premium .net/..org 20%
- Premium Country Code TLDs 20%
The fund follows different strategies to produce earnings, gain value, and to obtain a strategic edge in the domain market.
Premium single-word domain names are the gold of the domain business. These are domain names consisting of a single generic word that relates to a service or product. These names are definitely the most valuable and reap the highest earnings, with prices climbing by the day. Acquiring domains of this kind is one of DDF’s major pursuits.
In many emerging markets , the Internet is at an earlier stage of development — compared to the USA or Europe — and prices of top domains are relatively low. But these markets are in transition: the European market is probably 24 months behind the U.S. market; India, China and Russia may be four or five years behind the U.S.
Many of DDF’s domains are monetized through parking or deploying an advertising or affiliate project. DDF receives money for each click, yielding between five and 100 percent of the domain’s purchase price each year. It is also possible to use particular domains for advertising purposes in networks, and through arbitrage — profiting from the price difference that occurs when returns from advertising are higher than the initial costs — we are able to actively generate income, yielding annual gains of up to 1,000 percent based on the capital invested in advertising.
Another of the fund’s income sources is investment in the domains themselves. Domain prices climb up to 200 percent a year depending on the particular industries, keywords and countries involved. For these domains, we follow a buy and hold strategy, selling domains only to refinance new domain purchases.
Investing in Crypto Currency
Crypto Currencies are digital money, created and held electronically. The most popular crypto currency is Bitcoin, but there are over 700 other currencies, many with better historical returns.
Each crypto currency is kept in a digital wallet specific to the currency. Few investors hold funds in more than a few currencies, since wallet management becomes risky and cumbersome.
Using digital smart contracts based on Ethereum, we can distribute dividends in a secure, automated and transparent way.
- Reserve Fund 15%
- Long Term Holdings 45%
- Short Term Holdings 20%
- ICO and Token Sales 20%
The fund enables investors to follow the trend of cryptocurrencies.
Diversification in cryptocurrencies. The fund will invest not only in well established currencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum, but also in upcoming crypto currencies and ICOs. The fund invests directly into established crypto currencies with at least 100m USD market cap that are listed on at least three audited exchanges.
An experienced team. With a combined experience of 15 years in cryptocurrencies , our team is fit to meet the challenges of this new asset.
Safekeeping. Keeping cryptocurrencies safe can be a challenging task that needs a perfect setup, monitoring as well as a committed team to adapt to changing security issues. Long term held funds are stored in cold wallets based on the Ledger Nano S platform. At no time any wallet contains more than 1m USD or 5% of the funds net asset value. All exchange and domain registrar accounts are secured with two-factor authentication.
Audits. The fund is audited by BDO and Grant Thornton for use of funds and wallet integrity.